MNCH Week July 2018 Flag Off And Special Intervention Of School-Based Deworming Programme

MNCH Week:
Implementation commenced today 23rd – 27th July, 2018 in all the 21 LGAs

Flag off:
Central flag off took off 11:00am today at Jada Central Primary School, Jada LGA by Her Excellency the First Lady of Nigeria Hajiya Aishatu Buhari and Adamawa State First Lady Hajiya Maryam Bindow.

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Mrs. Grace Chama on arrival to move to Jada where she seeks the support of the district head Alh. Umaru Mukadas to flagged off the MNCH week and special intervention of School-based Deworming Programme in his domain. The District head express delight over the visit by the wife of president for choosing his community, thereby called on her to continue with good worker in giving hope for the future generation.
The Flagged off ceremony, which took place at the premises of Jada central primary school, witnessed the presence and participation of school pupils, wife of the executive governor Haj. Maryam Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla ,Dr. Abdullahi Dauada Belel Executive chairman Adamawa state Primary Health care Development Agency (ADSPHCDA) and Hon. Commissioner of Health Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar.
In addition, Mrs. Grace Chama flagged off the Aisha Buhari Foundation, Future Assured Programme,, in her speech promised to continue with the exercise throughout the 21 LGAs of the state.

Dr.Abdullahi Dauda Belel thanked her Excellency Aisha Buhari for the Foundation, Future Assured Programme, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, and all those that contributed to the success of the programme.
Also, Her Excellency Mrs Maryam Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, wife of Adamawa State Governor for commissioning the Jada Local Government’s Primary Health Care Development Authority secretariat, named “Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow Secretariat Complex”.
The General Objective of MNCH Week is to contribute to health systems strengthening through improved promotion, delivery and utilization of health and nutrition services by women and children, improve the capacity of health workers to deliver good quality services and also to increase coverage of MNCH service interventions; each round of implementation has pre-implementation, implementation and post implementation activities.

Commodities available, Interventions given:
Nutrition Screening [Mid Upper Arm Circumference – MUAC], Vitamin A supplementation, Birth Registration, Family Planning, Deworming [Albendazole], ANC:-  Iron Folate, Tetanus Toxoid Vaccination, Health education and sensitization on Key Household Practices (KHHP) especially hand washing, Routine Immunization [Tetanus Toxoid Vaccination for pregnant women, Bacillus Calmette and Guerin Vaccination, Oral Polio Vaccination, Yellow Fever Vaccination, Diphtheria Pertusis Tetanus /PENTA Vaccination, Measles Vaccination, Hepatitis B Vaccination] and HIV Test Kits.